Bryon Bodt, 49, of Churchville became interested in decoys when he was a youngster and his father was an avid hunter. Later, while in college, he worked for Jim Pierce, a well-known decoy carver and founder of the Havre de Grace Decoy Festival. Today, he makes working decoys for a living.
World No Tobacco Day urges governments worldwide to ban all forms of tobacco marketing, revelers dance and light firecrackers during the first day of ‘La Patum’ Festival in Berga, Spain, a group of female farm workers take part in a charity sheep shearing marathon in Newton Stewart, Scotland and more in today’s daily brief.
Ravens executive O.J. Brigance, a former linebacker battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease whose presence inspired current players during last season’s Super Bowl run, and his wife Chanda participated in the first pitch ceremony before Thursday evening’s Orioles game for Major League Baseball’s 4 ALS initiative and ALS Awareness Month. The Brigances’ appearance was the latest in a series of moving first pitch ceremonies at Camden Yards.
May 30 Photo Brief: Gay marriage in France, grandparents of slain British soldier visit site of murder and creepy crawlers
Gay marriages take place in France, a spider farm in Chile, the grandparents of slain British soldier, Lee Rigby, visit the site of the murder and more in today’s daily brief.
From visiting victims in Moore, Oklahoma to justifying the administration’s counterterrorism policy and visiting Baltimore on his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, a selection of photos highlighting the activities of U.S. President Obama in the month of May.
May 29 Photo Brief: Fog in Sydney, an albino kangaroo, protesting prostitutes, Mt. Everest Marathon, swimming in sewage
Fog in Sydney, an albino kangaroo, protesting prostitutes, Mt. Everest Marathon, swimming in sewage and more in today’s daily brief.
One company that has found success in the wig industry can be found deep in the Ubud jungles of Bali. Sari Rambut, a well-respected producer of theatrical and film wigs, was founded by Orlando Bassi along with his Balinese Business partner Nengah. They credit the company’s success to the extraordinary skill and hand-eye coordination of the Balinese staff, writes Getty Photographer Putu Sayoga.
Photos taken by Putu Sayoga of Getty Images.
May 28 Photo Brief: Fire on Grandeur of the Seas, baby rescued from sewage pipe, France’s first victim of Coronavirus dies
Fire on Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, baby rescued from sewage pipe in China, France’s first victim of Coronavirus dies and more in today’s daily brief. ATTENTION: VISUAL COVERAGE OF INJURY SCENES
As he leads the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, retired Air Force Capt. Thomas Sheehan will have a special appreciation for the anticipated 1,000 reverent voices joining his.
In 1966, a Memorial Day ceremony in Pennsylvania was so poorly attended that Sheehan wrote a letter to the editor of his local paper decrying the lack of respect for fallen soldiers. Forty-seven years later, the mere thought of it brings him to tears.
“I didn’t cry then,” Sheehan said. “I was mad.”
Planting flags, laying wreaths and gathering at solemn ceremonies were among the ways Americans observed Memorial Day. The day to honor those killed serving their country was established 145 years ago. It became a federal holiday in 1971.